Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning

FAQ About Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning

What are the best practices for sending out save-the-dates?

1. Timing:

  • Send save-the-dates well in advance, typically 6 to 8 months before the wedding date. For destination weddings, consider sending them even earlier, up to a year in advance.

2. Create a Guest List:

  • Finalize your guest list before sending save-the-dates. Include only those guests you are certain will be invited to the wedding.

3. Include Essential Information:

  • Save-the-dates should include the couple's names, the wedding date, and the location (city and state). Additional details, like the venue and specific timing, can be shared on the formal invitation.

4. Design Consistency:

  • While not necessary, it's a good idea to choose a design or theme for your save-the-dates that complements your overall wedding aesthetic. This sets the tone for your upcoming celebration.

5. Digital or Physical Cards:

  • Decide whether you want to send physical cards or opt for digital save-the-dates. Both options are acceptable, and the choice often depends on your preferences and the preferences of your guests.

6. Include Wedding Website Information:

  • If you have a wedding website with additional details, such as accommodation information, registry details, and RSVP instructions, include the website URL on the save-the-date.

7. Collect Addresses Early:

  • Start collecting addresses early in the planning process to ensure you have the necessary information when it's time to send out save-the-dates and invitations.

8. Be Consistent with Invitations:

  • The design and style of your save-the-dates should be consistent with the formal invitations. This helps create a cohesive and unified look for your wedding stationery.